How far out are the CLs approaching any kind of accuracy?
I booked a room for October 29 to November 8, 2022. But, in looking at the crowd calendar, I see several of the days towards the end of the trip with an (unexpected) bump up in CL. I was thinking of modifying the reservation to maybe October 25 and leaving November 4th.
With the current state of things and being this far out, should I leave things the way that they are?
Honestly the CLs are meaningless this year. I wouldn’t change anything based on them.
That was pretty much what I was thinking.
I am hoping that with the dates that I have, we will see both Halloween and Christmas decorations.
Expected CL bump may be because 1/2 Marathon weekend is November 4-6.
Ah, ha. That may be a reason to tweak my dates. Thank you, I missed that info.
Also, Jersey week has a lot of NJ schools closed Nov 7-11, for the convention Nov 10-11.
Yep, probably changing dates.
Check all events and park opening times, I think right now those are more important than CL’s, unless it’s about when to schedule the entire trip.
Yes, somehow my eyes spotted Food an Wine, which I knew, but skipped right over Wine and Dine 1/2 marathon. I didn’t see Jersey Week. I was watching out for Veterans Day. With the change in dates, I will have moe Halloween party dates to take into account.
Nothing is certain anymore, but a race during your trip is definitely something to keep in mind! But also MNSSHP is a factor, so don’t think you’ll completely escape crowds either way.
I moved the trip up 4 days to avoid the race weekend. I need to read more carefully since TP had it on the Crowd Calendar and I completely overlooked it.
Changed dates, changed resorts. Now I need to do park reservations.
I didn’t know about the marathon either but that is a much better reason to change dates than CLs.
I have a related question - we have a trip in a month, and it’s still showing Epcot with a crowd level of 9 for Tuesday, June 7th, and the rest of the week, it’s no higher than 6. I thought it might be an aberration, but it hasn’t changed at all. Is there a reason the crowds would be so much higher for that day? My brother and his family only have one day to visit Epcot - should we think about moving it? Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
I think everything in the above discussion applies here as well. If there are no special events, opening times etc. - and especially if none of the days are fully booked for park passes - it’s likely there won’t be a huge difference in CL and it could sway in any direction. Do the schedule that works best for you and takes into account events and opening times for each day.
I have been looking at the CL predictions for my trip in 2 weeks(5-19 to 5-26) and they have not changed at all in the last 4 months. Has anyone been notified recently on their scheduled trips of any changes? 5-27 is the Guardians opening and EP has been listed as a CL4 for at least 4 months, I can’t imagine opening day remaining the same CL 4? Am I missing something?
I haven’t seen a crowd calendar update in a couple of months (hours yes, CL no). Maybe the data is not robust enough currently for a worthwhile update or maybe I’ve just missed announcement of an update???
OH NO! Are we going to WDW during Jersey week???
That’s correct. The last Crowd Calendar update was February 20. 6 updates a year used to be the norm. Not sure what’s going on…
Probably too much volatility.
Or they’re pretty confident in their current summer predictions, so not worth changing.